Information related to research interest "Psychosocial determinants of health behaviour"

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  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Prof Ester Cerin

    Professor Ester Cerin is a health psychologist and statistician. Her research interests focus on environmental and psychosocial determinants of lifestyle behaviours (physical activity and diet) and health across the lifespan.

    Professor Cerin is a member of the Executive Committees, the chief analyst and one of the main investigators of two multi-country studies on environmental correlates of physical activity and obesity in adults and adolescents (IPEN Adult and Adolescent studies) funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA). She holds an ARC Future Fellowship on urban design and active ageing and is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health. She leads the Institutea??s research program on the neighbourhood built environment, physical activity and cognitive health. She is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    Phone : 8260 (Melbourne) Email : Ester.Cerin@acu.edu.au

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Klaus Gebel

    In 2016 Dr Klaus Gebel joined Australian Catholic University as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Klaus is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Public Health of the University of Sydney and at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention of James Cook University. He has master degrees in exercise science from the German Sport University Cologne and Victoria University, Melbourne, where he specialised first on exercise for rehabilitation and then on physical activity and public health. He did his PhD at the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professors Adrian Bauman and Neville Owen. His main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health and health effects of physical activity. Klaus has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple grants, scholarships and awards. Through the media his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reached more than 1.1 billion people and he was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk. Recently Klaus co-edited a book entitled "Walking - Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health", which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.

    Phone : +61297392926 (North Sydney) Email : klaus.gebel@acu.edu.au

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